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Who is Caycee Black? Self-proclaimed dystopian peasant girl joins “Project Runway”

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Growing up in Houston, Caycee felt like an outsider growing up surrounded by color, sequin tulle, and denim

Bravo’s hit “Project Runway” is back in season 19. The hit Bravo show features 16 budding designers from the US and abroad, all ready to prove they have what it takes to get their collections at New York Fashion Week to showcase and be the next big name in fashion. Caycee Black, a New York-based designer, is one of sixteen entrants to enter the competition. Each 90-minute episode tests the creativity and technique of the participants with challenges ranging from creating a “haunting” chic look to an unconventional cocktail dress!

Season 19 of “Project Runway” includes Elle Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief – Nina Garcia, Elaine Welteroth, former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief and co-host of “The Talk”, as well as star designers Brandon Maxwell and Christian Siriano the hats of judges and judges, respectively. Put on mentors. While we eagerly await the show’s premiere, let’s take a closer look at Caycee and her formidable career in the fashion industry.


Who is Caycee Black?

Caycee Black is a 40 year old designer from New York. Growing up in Houston, Texas, Caycee felt like an outsider growing up surrounded by color, sequin tulle, and denim. She turned to art to escape reality and enjoyed watching vintage films and musicals as she was fascinated by the women’s clothing in these films. She received her BFA in design from the Parsons School of Design, she started a business in NYC and has had design jobs at Anna Sui, Club Monaco, Tibi, Reed Krakoff and Coach.

Caycee always viewed contradiction as something beautiful. She describes her style and aesthetics as a “dystopian peasant girl”. Through her eponymous label, she captures the fun of her personality with a strong focus on her painted prints worn by Drew Barrymore, Michelle Williams, Lilly Singh, Regina Spektor and Solange Knowles. Caycee manifests her romantic and personal vision of what femininity can be in 2021 and beyond.

On her brand’s website, Caycee stated, “I like breaking expectations around me and revealing the truth we live in while adding a touch of fantasy.” Her line has won numerous awards including Best New Designer in WWD, Lucky Magazine and Vogue UK. The restrictions of the pandemic have led Caycee to team up with Susan Boyle, one of the first women to own a sneaker boutique specializing in sneaker culture and streetwear, they are launching a kids’ collection.

‘Project Runway’ Season 19 premieres on Thursday, October 14 at 9 p.m. ET / PT.

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